Course Description

Learn to Engage Today's Volunteer Workforce

Most nonprofits fall short of understanding the talent management component of attracting, retaining and sustaining volunteers within their organizations. This class will provide an overview of how the demographic of today's volunteers is changing, how best to deploy the talents of these multi-generational volunteers, and understand how to provide a structured objective framework to be accomplished by the volunteer corps.

*Previous title, Attracting and Retaining the New Volunteer Workforce for Today's Nonprofit Organizations.

Learner Outcomes

  • Manage successful volunteer teams
  • Supervise and manage staff with the most efficiency
  • Identify legal and ethical issues concerning volunteer corps
  • Create effective and successful volunteer communication plans

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to nonprofit sector employees, professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector, current or prospective board members, or potential or veteran volunteers will benefit from this research-based program.

Course Materials: Text, The New Breed: Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer by Jonathan McKee and Thomas W. McKee, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.

Technical Requirements




"The tools and knowledge gained from this course are ones that I was immediately able to begin using at the organizations where I volunteer. It also proved very advantageous in an interview for a nonprofit organization where I hope to work."

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Online Fixed-Date
Oct 25, 2022 to Nov 21, 2022
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
BUS PD - $299 credit (1 units) $299.00
Available for Extension Credit
1 units
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